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10th February 2021 – Newsletter                                                  View this email in your browser

There are just a few weeks left until the Adult Learners’ Festival 2021! We are looking forward to celebrating the fantastic work of adult learning organisations and connecting online with communities across Ireland.

Register for Today’s AONTAS Membership Webinar

To support members to take part in this year’s Festival, we will be hosting two membership webinars. We encourage you to join us for these events where you will have an opportunity to ask questions and get ideas and support from the AONTAS team.

  • Taking place TODAY: AONTAS Membership Update and Engagement Webinar – Adult Learners’ Festival 2021 Information Session, Wednesday, 10th February from 2pm-3pm. Click here for more information and to register
  • Taking place next week: AONTAS Membership Update and Engagement Webinar – Adult Learners’ Festival 2021 – Organising Your Virtual Event, Wednesday, 17th February from 2pm-3pm. Click here for more information 

The 15th annual AONTAS Adult Learners’ Festival will take place from 1st – 5th March 2021. The theme of this year’s festival is #BetterTogether. This celebration of adult learning is an opportunity for you to promote your organisation, showcase your learners and connect with your community.

Here are three great ways you can get involved this year:

  1. Attend an AONTAS led Event
  2. Host an Event
  3. Join the conversation online #BetterTogether

You can keep up to date with our Adult Learners’ Festival page and social media on how you can get involved in the Festival. Visit this web page and look out for information on the following:

  • AONTAS’ Annual Policy Day eventA Shared Vision for Educational Equality – which will being together members of the Network for Adult Learning Across Borders (NALAB) – register by clicking here
  • The Festival Social Media Challenge – we encourage everyone to share an image that represents your learning during COVID-19, please use the hashtag #BetterTogether in your post
  • A members-only opportunity to “takeover” AONTAS’ Social Media 

Visit Festival Webpage




Festival Communications Toolkit

We recommend members download and use the Festival Communications Toolkit for support to organise a Festival event. This toolkit contains event ideas and a Step-by-Step guide to organising your event. 
Download the communications toolkit here.

Please submit your events to the One Step Up calendar (events must be free of charge) which will be visible to a national audience. AONTAS will then promote across our social media channels.

Submit your event to the One Step Up Calendar

For more details on how to get involved in the 2021 Festival, please contact AONTAS Head of Communications, Katie O’Rourke: [email protected].

Don’t forget to follow us on social media for all the latest updates!